Welcome to Write Around Portland
To change lives through the power of writing
What we do
We bring free 10-week creative writing workshops to hospitals, schools, homeless youth shelters, senior centers, low income apartments, prisons, social service agencies and treatment facilities. Nearly 500 adults and youth participate in these workshops each year. Workshops culminate in community readings and three beautifully designed books annually.
We also offer unique generative writing workshops for new and seasoned writers who want to participate in our workshops and support the communities we traditionally serve. We offer two workshops with an associated fee: Prompt at Powell's City of Books and twice monthly workshops at HOTLIPS Pizza.
"There was really a strong sense of community right away...I was just surprised at how close we all got and how easy it was to be open."